What You Missed: Puzder Out, ‘Day Without Immigrants,’ and More
In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute.
President Donald Trump’s contentious pick for Labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew himself from the nomination on Wednesday.
It was the first cabinet nominee who didn’t get voted in. Opponents called out his unfair treatment of employees at his companies, which includes Carl’s Jr., as well as his opposition to a minimum wage hike.
At a press conference on Thursday — in between jabs at the media and praise for his administration, which he called a “fine-tuned machine” — President Trump announced that Alexander Acosta, dean of the Florida International University law school and former U.S. attorney in Florida, would be new Labor secretary nominee.
‘Day Without Immigrants’
Immigrants around the country didn’t go to work or school today in protest of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration. Read the story from The AP.
President Trump is back on the campaign trail — only 1,354 days before the 2020 election. Read the story from The Atlantic.
The company is valuing itself at $22 billion, which is the biggest tech valuation since Alibaba’s in 2014. But its initial stock prices — at between $14 and $16 per share — aren’t as high as people expected it to be. Read the story from The AP.
Immigration Ban Replacement
The Trump administration on Thursday said that rather than have an appellate panel review the hold on the travel ban, it will instead replace it with something else. Read the story from The AP.